Pretty boat, I sure as heck wouldn't hang the outboard off the stern! A silly question, but do you have the right prop on the outboard? I had an O'day 20 once with a 6 Hp Johnson. I bought a "displacement boat prop" and was shocked at the improvement in handling under power, both in forward and reverse.
Gary H. Lucas
I've been wondering about that...hard to find out much about any special props. Seems like this could help. I too am reluctant to hand anything off the stern, but I hate to keep lifting the motor in and out of the well...that is probably what the designers (Sparkman and Stephens) intended however.
Does anyone know anything about a 'displacement boat' prop for a 6 hp outboard?